Watch the trailer for the final (maybe) season of The Expanse

The Expanse Season 5 -- Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video
The Expanse Season 5 -- Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video /

The Expanse, based on the series of sci-fi novels by James S.A. Corey, has gone through the ringer over the years. The show began life on SyFy, where viewers loved its grounded, politically charged take on a future where Earth, Mars and the asteroid belt are locked in a power struggle that could break out in war at any moment.

After three seasons, the show jumped over to Amazon Prime Video, where a new infusion of cash took it to new heights. The sixth and final season on Amazon is coming around the bend, and we have the trailer to prove it:

When last we left the crew of the Rocinante, the Belter revolutionary Marco Inaros was attacking Earth and Mars with a flurry of asteroids. He’s still at it in season 6, and it’s up to the crew of the Rocinante, with some assists from former Martian marine Bobbie Draper and Earth diplomat Chrisjen Avasarala, to avoid catastrophe.

Also, there may be an alien lifeform on a world beyond the Ring Gate. Anything can happen here at the end.

Will The Expanse continue in season 7?

But is it the end? James S.A. Corey wrote nine novels in this series, with one adapted per season. That leaves three books unadapted after the end of this upcoming, six-episode season. What about the final three?

Well, The Expanse team seems prepared for season 6 to be the end, but producer Ty Franck has said that Alcon Television Group, which makes the show, is “very committed to the IP.” It’s possible The Expanse could have another three seasons at another network to truly close out the story. After all, they’ve been here before.

The Expanse season 6 premieres on Friday, December 10.

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